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Plaza Bingo Birkenhead, Borough Road - Lost Bingo Halls

Details | Club Background & History | Photographs | Other Clubs | Your Comments & Memories

Plaza Bingo Birkenhead Logo

Club Closed: November 1997

Plaza Bingo
470 Borough Road
CH42 9NA

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Plaza Bingo Birkenhead, Borough Road Background And History

We are not sure exactly what happened to the bingo club, but we do know a bit about the building's past. With 2,560 seats, and opening in 1930, the Plaza Theatre was one of the biggest of its era. It had a Neo-Classical exterior, and the interior was Art Deco style. A fully equipped theatre, with a 40 foot proscenium, it suffered bomb damage during WW2. Bingo entered the building in the mid sixties on a part time basis before the premises reverted to cinema use. The last film was shown in 1973 when it was converted to a bingo club. Operated by Mecca Bingo, we are not sure of the club's operating name. Closed in 1997, the building has been demolished.

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By Gareth Whieldon (April 2013)

Photographs Of The Plaza Bingo Birkenhead, Borough Road

If you have any photos from this lost hall, be it of its interior, the staff, special events, parties, customers and more; and you'd like to share them here, please contact us to arrange adding them to the site.

Plaza Bingo Birkenhead

Photograph by: Dave Cross - Plaza Bingo in its cinema days (now demolished).

Your Comments And Memories Of The Borough Road Plaza Bingo

Were you connected to the Plaza Bingo Borough Road, Birkenhead? Be it as a staff member or customer, we'd love to hear about this club when it was open - send your comments and memories about the staff, the members, the events and general atmosphere of this lost bingo club; to keep here for posterity's sake.

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Club Memories

The Plaza was a cinema for many years I remember going as a 10 / 11 year old (now 55) "we used to pool our money - one of us would buy the ticket and then open the emergency exit into an area we called the "tossies" and let the other lads and girls in. Eventually changed to a bingo hall and we used to go there as on a Friday & Saturday they used to have a group on and we could dance and have beer that was great as a young 18 year old.

By D. Cross (April 2012)

Happy Days!

Just watched 'Summer Holiday' on TV which reminded me of when I first saw it 51 years ago (1963) as a 10th birthday treat to the Plaza Cinema on Borough Road, Birkenhead. 15 years old I went on to attend the Birkenhead Technical College. I believe both demolished now. Happy days! and fond memories.

By P. Oakes (September 2015)

Vibrant Place

I worked at this hall in the 80s as the handyman for about 12months. I visited Birkenhead recently and was gobsmacked to see that it had gone it took me a while to get my bearings. There is a builders yard on the site now... very sad, it was such a busy very vibrant place to work in.

By M. Blower (October 2017)

Other Clubs In The Area

Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Plaza Bingo Birkenhead.

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